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by 60south
Tue May 25, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: New Dive Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: New Dive Boat!

Wow, that's nice!

I'm up in Port Townsend and would love to team up sometime.

Glenn
by 60south
Thu May 20, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3201
Views: 432163

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Port Townsend... 8 ft, everywhere. Yuck.
by 60south
Thu May 20, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Drysuit seal latex "melting" ? Shops to rent drysuit from?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Drysuit seal latex "melting" ? Shops to rent drysuit from?

Bummer. Likely due to contact with some petroleum product or solvent. Even something innocent like sunscreen might cause that.
by 60south
Wed May 12, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3201
Views: 432163

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Hmm. Sunday 5/9 at Point Whitney (Hood Canal), gin-clear to 7ft... then pea soup to 50ft where it opened up to 20' vis.

So pea-soup-thick above it was like a night dive...
by 60south
Mon May 10, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?

Following up on the pistol... It cleaned up surprisingly well. Some of the numbers are still readable.
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by 60south
Mon May 10, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97537

Re: The Bottle Thread

RVbldr wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 8:02 pm
One of the nicest I’ve pulled out at Cove 2 and didn’t require much cleanup.
Nice. That's in great shape!
by 60south
Mon May 10, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bark and wood at Redondo
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Bark and wood at Redondo

This is also a problem with the thousands of logs at the bottom of the bay in Port Angeles. The logs may have been rafted-in to feed the paper mill or saw mills, and a certain percentage of them sink. It's changed the chemistry of the bay. Parts of Port Townsend bay are hand-deep in old wood chips, ...
by 60south
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Yellowstone Diving
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Yellowstone Diving

Hi all, I found this, a group out of Idaho Springs doing a dive a Yellowstone later this summer, 24 July (Facebook Link): https://fb.me/e/Np3MlZi0 Yellowstone has been on my bucket list for a long time, although from the sound of it they're only planning on one dive (a long way to go for a single di...
by 60south
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Deception Pass Bridge maintenance debris
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Deception Pass Bridge maintenance debris

Thanks for telling them.
YellowEye wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:19 am
If any body else saw any parts...
For some reason I read this as, "If anyone saw body parts..." Yikes!
by 60south
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Feature request: favicon
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Feature request: favicon

On my browsers, the NWDC bookmark just has the little default "globe" symbol. Maybe it's just me? If not, can we get a favicon?

Maybe get suggestions from board users! Or just use a little dive flag?
by 60south
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Monterey Bay April 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Monterey Bay April 2021

Thanks for the great trip report!

This is a road trip I'd like to do -- just waiting for a buddy to do it with. ***HINT TO ANYONE!***
by 60south
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?

ScubaJess wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:45 am
Wow! That's crazy!!!
Crazier still... I think we've identified it as an FN Browning M1903, from circa 1905-1920. It's probably been down there a loooong time.
by 60south
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?

Today it happened.

Found a semi-auto handgun off of one of the docks in Port Townsend. It's been down there a while, no magazine, trigger and hammer rusted away.

It's basically a block of rust so we didn't report it.

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by 60south
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97537

Re: The Bottle Thread

Found a couple good ones lately in Port Townsend, both in perfect condition.

The larger bottle is from Glasgow, England, and the smaller one is an ink bottle from "Near Derby" England. The stopper is still rolling around inside it. Both late 1800's.
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by 60south
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: BC diving this year (God's Pocket or Egmont in October?)
Replies: 1
Views: 277

BC diving this year (God's Pocket or Egmont in October?)

Hi All, Like a lot of people, I have this pent-up desire to do a dive trip. Let's assume we're all vaccinated and the Canadian border is open again starting this summer. Ha!(?) I'd really like to get up to Egmont or God's Pocket for a week-ish, preferably with a fun group. Would also consider a grou...
by 60south
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 97537

Re: The Bottle Thread

And now for something completely different... A full bottle. Of whiskey? Moonshine? Kerosene? We've found corked bottles before -- ink, rotten beer, hair tonic, clove extract -- but this is the first time we've found a booze bottle full of clear whatever. Just a little sediment, hardly any floaties....
by 60south
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Salt Creek Exploratory Dives 3/10/21
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Salt Creek Exploratory Dives 3/10/21

Thanks for the report, even if a bit disappointing. Nice cave! ...conditions were super calm, maybe 3" waves... Mm, well you and I have a different definition of super calm. Of course, that's probably about as calm as it gets there... Sixty: I think 3 inch waves are calm. I bet you do too. I misrea...
by 60south
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Salt Creek Exploratory Dives 3/10/21
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Salt Creek Exploratory Dives 3/10/21

Thanks for the report, even if a bit disappointing. Nice cave!
YellowEye wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:13 am
...conditions were super calm, maybe 3" waves...
Mm, well you and I have a different definition of super calm. Of course, that's probably about as calm as it gets there...
by 60south
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BazillionQuestionsRegardingGearConfiguration
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: BazillionQuestionsRegardingGearConfiguration

YellowEye's answers sums it all up nicely. Many of us find our dive times are thermally limited -- or we need to pee (drysuit, you know). Currents may also limit dive times, get ready for a change of pace! Deep dives can be dark and murky; fortunately a lot of the nifty critters are in fairly shallo...
by 60south
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Dive Computer - Found at Keystone
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Dive Computer - Found at Keystone

Another bonus to having a Shearwater computer -- Name, address, phone, email, etc can be posted in the startup splash screen. ;-)
by 60south
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Warmest Dry Glove Liners?
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: Warmest Dry Glove Liners?

I may have to try these. My hands are always getting cold. I just got a pair of these wool/fleece liners and they were warmer than my previous double-liner solution (the big yellow things that came with the dry gloves and smaller, polypro liner gloves). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L6WQ9V4/r...
by 60south
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance ....
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Dive Insurance ....

Thanks for pursing this. I wonder what is different about WA that the underwriters won't insure 70+ here?

FWIW, DAN insurance is secondary insurance. Your primary insurance is the first line of defense; making sure that's as good as possible is probably the best (only?) action available.
by 60south
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?

Kinda slow on the board lately. Thought I'd stir up the silt a bit... The question isn't really hypothetical because, inevitably, someone here will find a weapon while diving. This year alone we've found quite a lot of unspent 30-06 ammunition from the WWI era, and a CO2 air pistol (badly corroded)....
by 60south
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Divers Discover Nazi WW2 Enigma Machine in Baltic Sea
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Divers Discover Nazi WW2 Enigma Machine in Baltic Sea

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/artic ... baltic-sea

That's nothin'! I find 90's-era flip phones all the time, and they're much higher technology...